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Beyond Home Ownership: The African Diaspora, Land And Identity

Our relationship to place gives us a sense of purpose and belonging. In many ways, place carves out our identity as it allows us to cultivate our passions, survive and even extend our legacy beyond our own existence. African and Caribbean world views have highlighted the inextricable link between identity and the land which manifest in varied, rich and palpable practices.

We have carried these knowledges through our DNA and journeys to distant lands, where cultural and social practices in relation to space differ from our own. As generations of Black British communities settled in Britain, how have these ideas on place been used within a society that has a long-standing practice of private ownership and property rights, controlled by the upper class, church and state?